On Sunday 1st December, members of the collaboration project ‘Creating a Buzz’ took part in their first public performance. This new partnership project between Foden’s Band and Age UK Cheshire took to the stage to demonstrate their newly acquired music making skills.
Brassbandathon is a 12-hour charity event that raises money for Children in Need. It is organised by Claire Scholes and Laura King from Worthing Silver Band. We spoke with Laura, the Musical Director of the band to find out more about the event.
As a band we are lucky enough to work across a vast spectrum of the music industry, from festival stages to corporate events and private functions. Some of our favourite and most rewarding work is with children.
The winners of the 2018 ‘Create a Buzz’ competition, Pennthorpe School, Sussex proudly showed off their winner’s prizes of pBones, pTrumpets and pCornets when they performed their updated version of the original ‘Create a Buzz’ composition by Jonny Bates.
Every year between the months of January and March, the residents of Shetland, the most northerly archipelago in the UK, celebrate the end of the long winter nights and the coming of spring in a way that only they know how: by holding large torchlit processions, and setting fire[...]
On Friday 7th December WMG Ambassador, Darren Lea visited Grange Farm Primary School in Coventry to introduce 2 classes of KS1 students to brass instruments.
Nearly 50 years ago I was lucky enough to go to a Junior School where the Deputy Head decided to pass on his love of brass playing by starting a brass band. I joined the band and loved it – and that opportunity shaped my life. I started conducting and adjudicating, did a degree[...]
We are delighted to be sponsoring the Championship section of the Bolsover Festival of Brass which will take place at the Heritage High School in Clowne, Derbyshire on Sunday 30th September.